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A few quick notes…

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Final Vanderbilt mansion post is coming tomorrow, sorry, got busy with something… in the meantime though-

– photo by Mitch Waxman

As a reminder, Forgotten-NY and the Newtown Historical Society are giving a tour of Elmhurst, Queens this weekend. Kevin Walsh and Christina Wilkinson will be leading the tour, check out or for more. Act fast, if there are any tickets left, they’re going fast.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

I also would remind you, Lords and Ladies of Newtown, about the excursions being offered by the Working Harbor Committee this year. An upcoming “Sunset cruise” has piqued my interests, and I would highly recommend the experience.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Also, the Queens Chronicle recently asked your humble narrator to comment on the plight of the LIC Millstones. Check out the article here.

Written by Mitch Waxman

April 15, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Pack instinct

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

In just a couple of weeks, a cool thing to do just might be hanging out with Kevin Walsh of Forgotten-NY and the Newtown Historical Society in Elmhurst.


Newtown Historical Society Walking Tour of Elmhurst – April 18th

The Newtown Historical Society, in conjunction with, will be hosting a walking tour of Elmhurst on Sunday, April 18th, 2010 at 2pm.  We will meet at the token booth of the Grand Avenue-Newtown station on the R line at Broadway and Queens Blvd.  Cost is $20 for non-members, $5 for members.  Includes the guide services of Forgotten-NY’s Kevin Walsh and an informative historical pamphlet. Non-members will also receive a 1-year NHS membership.

Please RSVP to or call 718-366-3715 and leave your name, phone number and number of participants.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Benefit to you, Lords and Ladies of Newtown, both spiritually and photographically- is found in the upcoming schedule of Working Harbor Summer Sunset Hidden Harbor Tours. I will be on the June 15th tour, for sure. Check out the Newtown Pentacle posting on last year’s June 15th excursion here:


Working Harbor Committe of New York/New Jersey. Here are the dates & times for our 2010 series of Summer Sunset Hidden Harbor Tours® :

  • 10 May 2010 – 6:15 pm
  • 15 June 2010 – 6:15 pm
  • 13 July 2010 – 6:15 pm
  • 17 August 2010 – 6:15 pm
  • 14 September 2010 – 6:00 pm

Tickets are on sale now. Click Here to purchase

And thats not all…..

We will announce some additional special tours soon, including Newtown Creek, Circumnavigation of Staten Island and, by popular request, Tugboat Rides!

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Also, and this is goofy, just like my little dog Zuzu- pictured above- but this is from the amazing boingboing– and yes- its NYC

Apartment building exorcism

David Pescovitz at 11:37 AM March 29, 2010

Nichole East posted this video on Flickr documenting an exorcism performed by her neighbors last week. She also snapped the above photo of the friendly note she left them. (Thanks, Greg Long!)

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